Fork Stiction

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 15, 2000 - 08:20 PM


My '99 WR is the first bike I've had with upside down forks. Though they work great through most of the stroke and at higher speeds, they have noticeably more stiction at initial movement than bikes I've checked with regular forks. Is there a technique for eliminating fork stiction in the WR or is it inherent in the USD design?
Thanks for any insight.

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  • belly

Posted August 16, 2000 - 02:29 PM


first change the fork oil from the standard oil that will solve a lot of your problems
i used a good quality 5w oil at 120 from the top of the fork also check for rust on damper
tube mine had it from new also what damper settings are you using interested in what you are using ? good luck

  • James_Dean

Posted August 16, 2000 - 02:53 PM


The stiction is inherent to a degree. Make sure you don't overtighten the lower triple clamp as the inner fork bushing must slide through this area on inverted forks.


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